- Apr 19, 2019
Re: Whats your favorite MJ video of the day
the dance rehearsal for 'thriller'. Michael actually held the toe-stand longer than he does in the actual film. loved the comments from both Michael peters and Michael Jackson this is the kind of footage I would like to see uploaded to any official online platform. luckily I have the video cassette
heard this song this morning and thought of this performance at this point, Michael already had a distinctive style of dance. he's able to navigate his way around that tiny platform, with a long cord microphone with ease. ive also noticed that his outfits tend to be colour coordinated with the set.. another example of how he only needed himself and an clear stage to be magical. the song is quite inspirational too
though there are a few exceptions, I feel that perfection was already achieved in the studio. anything else is less than - and in some cases, can ruin the song entirely for me.
I don't look at a performance for vocals. it's about the visuals for me. how they enhance everything to create an experience. it allows me to see the music, and whether it matches the interpretation I previously had in my mind. different studio settings and outfits allow for more variety. everything is captured better on television as opposed to concert footage as well.
most importantly; dance. this was an aspect of Michael's art that he spoke more passionately about than any other. miming allowed him the freedom to express himself without sacrificing the quality of the vocals or music. it was a standard that began before Michael's career. it only became a scandal when certain performers did it to vocals that didn't belong to them. Michael never did that. I see no problem with it. in fact, I prefer it
do you have your own 'video of the day' to share?
If you want you can leave a tribute to David and add pictures, videos, and audio. r.i.p David may god bless you.